Duesenberg J-587 Bohman & Schwartz "Throne Car&quot

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11 Oct 2006 17:33 #5559 by West Peterson
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Duesey wrote: I've heard the throne car was so heavy, that the hubcaps use to pop off when it went over bumps and through turns as the 7000 lb car flexed its wheels.

Hubcaps???

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11 Oct 2006 17:39 #5560 by Mike Dube
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Yeah West, I'm with you, what hubcaps? The way I heard it, they couldn't keep spokes in the rear wheels.

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12 Oct 2006 01:27 #5562 by RandyEma
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Hello I never heard the hubcap story , but the wheels are sure welded up. The car is now at OQuins in Houston. Randy Ema

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12 Oct 2006 05:33 #5564 by Duesey
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RandyEma wrote: Hello I never heard the hubcap story , but the wheels are sure welded up. The car is now at OQuins in Houston. Randy Ema


I know something on the wheels used to fail. I'll have to check my various Duesenberg books. Maybe it was just wheel wires snapping...

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12 Oct 2006 12:39 #5566 by West Peterson
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It probably wouldn't hurt the looks of the car one iota if it were equipped with dual rear wheels. In fact, it would probably improve it, as then it would look more like the truck that it is.

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12 Oct 2006 15:27 #5569 by Bill Hummel
Bill Hummel replied the topic: Father Devine Duesenberg
I just got back from Las Vegas, and I was at the Imperial Palace Car Collection on Tuesday. The Father Devine Duesenberg was not on display.

The collection is rather unimpressive now. Most of the good cars are gone. No Cords, no Auburns, and only two Duesenbergs that weren't all that striking.

I did not make note of their J-numbers. One was for sale for $550,000 so it must need a lot of work.....

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